VITEEE Chemistry Syllabus
This section contains the details of the VITEEE Chemistry Syllabus 2017.
VITEEE 2017 Chemistry Syllabus
Bohr's atomic model, Sommerfeld's extension of atomic structure. Electronic configuration and
Quantum numbers, shapes of s,p,d,f orbitals, Pauli's exclusion principle, Hund's Rule of
maximum multiplicity, Aufbau principle. Emission spectrum, absorption spectrum, line spectra
and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum - Lyman, Balmer, Poschen, Brakett and Pfund series;
deBroglie's theory; Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - wave nature of electron - Schrodinger
wave equation (no derivation). Eigen values and Eigen functions. Hybridization of atomic
orbitals involving s,p,d orbitals.
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Coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry
Terminology in coordination chemistry, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear
coordination compounds. Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate
complexes. Theories on coordination compounds: Werner's theory (brief), Valence Bond
theory. Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Hemoglobin and
Lattice - unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids. Ionic crystals, imperfections in
Solids and point defects. X-Ray diffraction, electrical property and amorphous solids (elementary ideas only).
p,d and f - block elements
P block elements - Phosphorous compounds. PCl3, PCl5 - Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter
halogen compounds. Xenon fluoride compounds. General Characteristics of d - block
elements. Electronic Configuration, oxidation states of first row transition elements and
their colors. Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver, Gold and Zinc.
Preparation, properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7.
Lanthanides - Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state -
lanthanide contraction, uses, brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides.
Isomerism in organic compounds
Definition, classification, structural isomerism, stereo isomerism, geometrical and optical
isomerism. Optical activity, chirality,compounds containing chiral centres, R - S notation and
D - L notation.
Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics
I and II law of thermodynamics, spontaneous and non spontaneous processes, entropy,
Gibb's free energy. Free energy change and chemical equilibrium. Significance of entropy.
Law of mass action - Le Chatlier's principle, applications of chemical equilibrium. Rate
expression, order and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first
reaction - half life period. Determination of rate constant and order of reaction temperature
dependence of rate constant - Arrhenius equation and activation energy.
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Theory of electrical conductance. Metallic and electrolytic conductance. Faraday's laws, theory of strong electrolytes. Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar
Conductance. Variation of conductance with dilution, Kohlraush's law, ionic product of
water, pH and pOH - buffer solutions - use of pH values. Cells: electrodes and electrode
potentials, construction of cell and EMF values, fuel cells, corrosion and its prevention.
Alcohols and ethers
Nomenclature of alcohols, classification of alcohols, distinction between 10, 20 and 30
alcohols. General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, properties. Methods of
preparation of dihydric alcohols: glycol properties and uses. Methods of preparation of
trihydric alcohols: properties and uses. Aromatic alcohols: preparation and properties of
phenols and benzyl alcohol.
Ethers, nomenclature of ethers, general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers:
properties and uses. Aromatic ethers, preparation of Anisole and uses.
Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
Nomenclature, preparation of aliphatic monobarboxylic acids, formic acid: properties and
uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids, lactic acid, synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic
dicarboxylic acids, preparation of oxalic and succinic acid. Aromatic acids; benzoic and
salicylic acid: properties and uses. Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (CH3COCl),
preparation, properties and uses. Preparation of acetamide. Properties, acetic anhydride,
preparation, properties. Preparation of esters, methyl acetate, properties.
Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds, comparison of aldehydes and ketones. General
methods of preparation of aldehydes: properties and uses. Aromatic aldehydes: preparation of
benzaldehyde, properties and sses. Ketones: general methods of preparation of aliphatic
ketones (acetone), properties and uses. Aromatic ketones, preparation of acetophenone:
properties and uses. Preparation of benzophenone: properties. Name reactions, Clemmenson
reduction, Wolff-Kishner reduction, Cannizaro reaction, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin
Condensation, aldol Condensation. Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.
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Organic nitrogen compounds
Aliphatic nitro compounds, preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes, properties, uses.
Aromatic nitro compounds, preparation, properties and uses. Distinction between aliphatic
and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines, aliphatic amines, general methods of preparation, properties. Distinction between 10, 20 and 30 amines. Aromatic amines, synthesis of
benzylamine. Aniline preparation, properties and uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amine. Aliphatic nitriles: preparation, properties and uses. Diazonium salts, preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride and properties.
Carbohydrates: distinction between sugars and non sugars, structure and formulae of
glucose, fructose and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar - definition and examples of
polysaccharides, amino acids and peptides.